SP Xtra: Editor's Blog

Hi, my name's Sammy and I'm the Editor of Simply Prizes magazine. Every week I'll be bringing you an update or two about any interesting competitions I find or any comping news. Plus I'll bring you any competitions or offers I find.

This week’s gameshow update!


For any of you interested in trying your luck on a gameshow then take a look at my guide to applying for shows here. I’ve got a quick update for you this week – Good luck!


Fun, confident, contributors are needed for an ITV1 entertainment pilot. You’ll need to apply by 29th January through Beonscreen; which is free to join if you are yet to be a member. There will be a prize for the winner although it doesn’t state what it is.


Pilot shows generally attract a lot less applicants than televised shows and can be a really great way of getting yourself known with TV researchers. They will always keep your name on file and pass your details on to colleagues at other TV companies. Generally if the pilot goes to TV then you will be offered a place on the show.


Good luck!


Sammy x

Tuesday Talk! (And a little prize draw!)


There are always hundreds of EOM (end of month) comps doing the rounds and I just wondered how many of you managed to be organised enough to do them? Every month I tell myself to start entering them in the middle of the month by doing a few each day so I’m not so inundated on the last day, but I never do! So tonight I’ll be settling down as early as I can and ploughing my way through as many as I can. (Vowing to myself that things will be different next month, ha ha!)


I tend to be quite organised with my comping routine but the EOM stuff just beats me every time. My main comping time is in the evenings but I do try and sneak some dailies in through the day if I can. I concentrate on staying a few days ahead of the closing dates so I can have an evening off every weekend and I keep a spreadsheet of wins to track prizes.


So, how do you organise your comping? I’d love to hear from you and I’d like to post the best tips on our Facebook page to help other compers get their game into gear! So you can either post on our wall  or email me at: info@oxonpress.co.uk. And at the end of the month I’ll choose my favourite to win a little something.


Chat soon!


Sammy x